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Choose and Book/Choice

Choose and Book/Choice


Under the Choice initiative GPs must give patients a choice of at least four providers for the 14 main specialties when they refer patients to the secondary sector. Choose & Book is the system by which a patient's choice of booking is made. Choice at referral to hospital was introduced on 1st January 2006.

Choice at Referral - DBS Referrals Guidance

DoH guidance

There is a Referral Audit (Choice) Procedure in the Members Library. If you are not a Member, click here for information about the benefits of membership and how to subscribe.

Choose & Book

Choose and Book is a national service across England that combines electronic booking and a choice of place, date and time for patients' first outpatient appointments.

Choose and book website

BMA briefing


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